Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Diesel Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-24-2007, 04:11 PM
777funk's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 955
Rear End issues with my w124 87 300d-sways all over the road

I've got an 87 300d that feels like

Issue #1: the rear end is swaying all over the place. I just replaced the control arm/hub joint bushings with new ones and I think it helped a bit. The old ones were toast. But it still sways a bit.

Issue #2: When I hit the accelerator to boost up a hill it takes off very nice but feels like the rear wheel torque is steering the car! I've really gotta hang onto the wheel to keep control. I'm glad for the power but it feels like it's not evenly distributed or something.

Thanks for any ideas!
Nick

__________________
-Suburban '93 220k
-Diesel Jetta '03 350k

Sold
--E320 '95 200k
-E320 Wagon 1994 155k
-300d Turbo '87 187k miles
-E320 1994 200k
-300d Turbo '84 245k (sold to Dan62)
-300d Turbo '84 180k
-300sd '80 300k
-7.3 Powerstroke Diesel 15P Van 500k+ miles
-190d '89 Non Turbo 2.5 5cyl 240k (my first MB)
Tom's Imports of Columbia Missouri Ruined the IP in changing leaky delivery valve O-Rings - Refused to stand behind his work. Mid-MO MB drivers-AVOID Tom's!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-24-2007, 05:33 PM
mespe's Avatar
benzbonz
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 1,848
feel the torque,,,, look at your rear shocks
__________________
Closing the store
Benzbonz.biz
on your smart phone or tablet.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-24-2007, 05:49 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 597
My suspension felt like I was standing up in a canoe at 70 mph until I changed the subframe bushings.
__________________
'91 300D 2.5 Turbo 330K
'00 VW TDI Golf, 190K
'67 BMW R50/2
'73 Norton Commando Interstate
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-24-2007, 05:55 PM
stcbenz83's Avatar
Mercedes Euro 240D
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,056
Have u checked the sway bar links???
__________________
1983 Euro 240D 277K
2016 Mazda 6
Coming Soon, 2013 Mercedes E350 Bluetec
Formers:
2012- Mazda 3
2007 Outlander- complete pile
1995 E300 Diesel 208K
2007 VW Passat 2.0T 63K SOLD
2003 Jaguar X-type 3.0 Sport Sold 04/11 w/88K
2009 Lexus RX350 9061 miles. Sold 04/09
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS:Totaled Sept.,09 @ 24,000
2003 Infiniti I35 58K Sold
1984 300 turbo diesel 222K
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-24-2007, 05:55 PM
777funk's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 955
I forgot to mention I did change the subframe bushings (diff mounts).
__________________
-Suburban '93 220k
-Diesel Jetta '03 350k

Sold
--E320 '95 200k
-E320 Wagon 1994 155k
-300d Turbo '87 187k miles
-E320 1994 200k
-300d Turbo '84 245k (sold to Dan62)
-300d Turbo '84 180k
-300sd '80 300k
-7.3 Powerstroke Diesel 15P Van 500k+ miles
-190d '89 Non Turbo 2.5 5cyl 240k (my first MB)
Tom's Imports of Columbia Missouri Ruined the IP in changing leaky delivery valve O-Rings - Refused to stand behind his work. Mid-MO MB drivers-AVOID Tom's!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-24-2007, 05:57 PM
777funk's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 955
How do I know if they are bad? Also, what does the sway bar do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by stcbenz83 View Post
Have u checked the sway bar links???
__________________
-Suburban '93 220k
-Diesel Jetta '03 350k

Sold
--E320 '95 200k
-E320 Wagon 1994 155k
-300d Turbo '87 187k miles
-E320 1994 200k
-300d Turbo '84 245k (sold to Dan62)
-300d Turbo '84 180k
-300sd '80 300k
-7.3 Powerstroke Diesel 15P Van 500k+ miles
-190d '89 Non Turbo 2.5 5cyl 240k (my first MB)
Tom's Imports of Columbia Missouri Ruined the IP in changing leaky delivery valve O-Rings - Refused to stand behind his work. Mid-MO MB drivers-AVOID Tom's!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-24-2007, 06:01 PM
stcbenz83's Avatar
Mercedes Euro 240D
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,056
im guessing it keeps the rear end from sway all over the place. THe usual sign to tell if the sway bar links are bad, is when your driving, the rear end will creek and clunk when you go over bumps, turn or what have you. I know this cause mine are starting to go, and i already have the parts, i've just been to lazy to replace mine..


If its anything like the W123, it will be right behind the rear brakes. The are plastic and white (assuming its just like the w123)
__________________
1983 Euro 240D 277K
2016 Mazda 6
Coming Soon, 2013 Mercedes E350 Bluetec
Formers:
2012- Mazda 3
2007 Outlander- complete pile
1995 E300 Diesel 208K
2007 VW Passat 2.0T 63K SOLD
2003 Jaguar X-type 3.0 Sport Sold 04/11 w/88K
2009 Lexus RX350 9061 miles. Sold 04/09
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS:Totaled Sept.,09 @ 24,000
2003 Infiniti I35 58K Sold
1984 300 turbo diesel 222K
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-24-2007, 06:05 PM
777funk's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 955
Ok I will check those out tomorrow. Hope that will fix it. Thanks for the help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stcbenz83 View Post
im guessing it keeps the rear end from sway all over the place. THe usual sign to tell if the sway bar links are bad, is when your driving, the rear end will creek and clunk when you go over bumps, turn or what have you. I know this cause mine are starting to go, and i already have the parts, i've just been to lazy to replace mine..


If its anything like the W123, it will be right behind the rear brakes. The are plastic and white (assuming its just like the w123)
__________________
-Suburban '93 220k
-Diesel Jetta '03 350k

Sold
--E320 '95 200k
-E320 Wagon 1994 155k
-300d Turbo '87 187k miles
-E320 1994 200k
-300d Turbo '84 245k (sold to Dan62)
-300d Turbo '84 180k
-300sd '80 300k
-7.3 Powerstroke Diesel 15P Van 500k+ miles
-190d '89 Non Turbo 2.5 5cyl 240k (my first MB)
Tom's Imports of Columbia Missouri Ruined the IP in changing leaky delivery valve O-Rings - Refused to stand behind his work. Mid-MO MB drivers-AVOID Tom's!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-24-2007, 06:24 PM
stcbenz83's Avatar
Mercedes Euro 240D
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 1,056
Yea the part should be no more than 20-30 depending on were you get them

__________________
1983 Euro 240D 277K
2016 Mazda 6
Coming Soon, 2013 Mercedes E350 Bluetec
Formers:
2012- Mazda 3
2007 Outlander- complete pile
1995 E300 Diesel 208K
2007 VW Passat 2.0T 63K SOLD
2003 Jaguar X-type 3.0 Sport Sold 04/11 w/88K
2009 Lexus RX350 9061 miles. Sold 04/09
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS:Totaled Sept.,09 @ 24,000
2003 Infiniti I35 58K Sold
1984 300 turbo diesel 222K
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page